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Thread: To LiquiMoly or to NOT liquimoly...That's the dilemma

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    To LiquiMoly or to NOT liquimoly...That's the dilemma

    Got a big question....
    So its about time I make the Oil Change on my car, although not sure what oil to use...
    I bought:
    Liquimoly 2208 0W-20 Special Tec AA Motor Oil
    Currently it has a Dealer Synthetic Oil and 9,500 miles (15,000km) with this particular oil... its about time to change it but not sure if I should use liquimoly or not...
    Mazda 3, 2.5, 2015
    The car has 46,700 miles (75,000km) overall..
    Here are my doubts..
    1st: Its it ok to use this oil on this engine?
    2nd: If I change it... I cannot go back to the original oil?
    3rd: Should I just stay with 0w-20 fully syntethic?
    Please if you could answer this dilema for me will be greatly apreciated.
    THanks!

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    One of the comments in the website to which you posted a link states that a "Moly" additive must be added to the Liquimoly oil to satisfy Skyactive engine requirements.

    Mobil 1 0W-20 oil does meet the ILSAC GF-5 requirements without requiring additives.
    https://www.mobil.com/English-US/Pas...XXMobil-1-0W20
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    Why not just use Mazda super-moly oil from the dealer. That seems like a no-brainer!

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    I’ve been using liqui moly 5w30 in my Mazda for the last several oil changes with good results. Will be switching to 5w40 for the next change.

    This oil has good detergents for direct injection motors, so I recommend it. If you’re gonna stick with 0w20, it really doesn’t matter which brand you use. I also recommend taking a look into Motul oils.

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    New to the website. I use Bestline

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    1. Yes... Don't sweat it.
    2. Not true.
    3. Depends on your climate. For hot weather use 5w40. For cold weather and parking outdoors using 0w20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humid Hummus View Post
    1. Yes... Don't sweat it.
    2. Not true.
    3. Depends on your climate. For hot weather use 5w40. For cold weather and parking outdoors using 0w20.
    #3 Uh, no, not necessary. I'm fairly certain that Mazda tests its vehicles in desert conditions. Assuming oil passageways are designed for 0W20 oil, using thicker viscosity oil is probably not a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Humid Hummus View Post
    1. Yes... Don't sweat it.
    2. Not true.
    3. Depends on your climate. For hot weather use 5w40. For cold weather and parking outdoors using 0w20.
    Oh hi GJ-Molestor! How many banned accounts is that for you now?

    Quote Originally Posted by concept View Post
    #3 Uh, no, not necessary. I'm fairly certain that Mazda tests its vehicles in desert conditions. Assuming oil passageways are designed for 0W20 oil, using thicker viscosity oil is probably not a good idea.
    Considering the amount of fantastic UOA's posted with 0w20 oil, seems like perhaps Mazda engineers know what they are doing. And yeah...5w40 is not called anywhere for the Skyactiv Mazdas...

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